1961 190SL Mercedes Benz Convertible- Barn Find to Restore- Owned 40 years L@@K!

1961 Mercedes-Benz 190-Series

Technical specifications of Mercedes-Benz 190-Series 1961

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Item location: Fortson, Georgia, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 190-Series
Type: Convertible
Year: 1961
Mileage: 150000
VIN: 121040100253
Color: Red
Engine size: 4 cylinder M121
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

This car belonged to my father since 1976. The restoration never became reality. It sat in the barn ever since. Now, after his passing, it is in my Mother's name, it has current registration, and she is ready to sell. I am selling it on eBay for her. It will need total, frame off restoration. It does not run. The odometer reads 15,000 miles, but I am sure it has rolled over. I am selling it in "as is" condition. It does have new tires and my husband had the rims powder coated in red. It was a job just to get it rolling again. We vacuumed it out and washed it to some extent. We have many extra parts. The seats were recovered many years ago and are in beautiful condition. I have located most of the extra parts and took pictures of them all. My mother lives in Fortson, Ga 31808. I will not ship this car unless it is agreed on before the purchase is complete. It is for local pickup only! If paid by check, the money must clear in the bank before the car is taken.
With some hard work, this car will bring around $200,000 after it is restored.Good luck & happy bidding!

I have had so much interest in my auction! Every person that has contacted me so far is very nice and all seem genuinely ready to buy the car right now. I did not put a "buy it now" option on the car for a reason. I would like to see the auction run to it's 7 day end and see what happens. Regardless, it will only cost me, the seller, a set final value fee of $125, so I feel like ending this auction early could be a costly decision and I would always wonder what could have been. That being stated, I will not entertain any offers outside of EBay. I am happy to answer any questions pertaining to this car. There is no deposit required on this car. We want the buyer be 100% satisfied with the purchase and have no fear of losing a deposit. You can make your final decision upon seeing the vehicle in person. If you decide you do not want the car, it will be offered to the next highest bidder with no hard feelings. So, please, just bid on the car if you would like to buy it. I do not intend to end this auction early. 🙃 Thank you, Pam

Production numbers of the 190SL from 1955 - 1963


1727 units


4032 units


3332 units


2722 units


3949 units


3977 units


3792 units


2246 units


104 units


25881 units

Technical Specifications of the 190SL

Engine Type:

4 cylinder (M121)

Bore and stroke:

85 x 83.6mm


1897 cc

Power output:

105 hp (DIN) @ 5700 rpm

Compression ratio:



14.5 mkg @ 3200 rpm (104.9 ft/lb)


2 dual downdraft carburetor Solex 44 PHH

Engine speed at 100km/hr:

3350 rpm

Gear ratios:

I. 352:1

II. 2.32:1



Rear axle ratio:



unit frame and body


independent front, single joint swing axle rear, with coil springs

Brakes and area:

drum, 1064sq cm (servo optional)


2400 mm (112 inches)

Track front/rear:

1430/1475 mm (56.2/58.1 in)


4220 mm (166.1 inches)


1740 mm (68.5 inches)


1320 mm (52inches)

Ground clearance:

185 mm (7.3 inches)


6.4 x 13 sport

Turning circle:

11 meters (36.1 feet)

Steering type and ratio:

recirculating ball, 18.5:1


roadster: 2552 lbs ------------------------------------------------------- coupe: 2596 lbs

Maximum speed:

106 mph


14.5 sec 0-100 km

Fuel consumption:

12.5 liters/100km (18.75 mpg)

Fuel tank capacity:

65 liters (17 gal.

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